Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sunshine with Jen

Hi everyone, Jen here today to host the blog for you!
I have a card to share with you today. I created this card using the Dream Big paper collection. I layered two different patterns on top of one another, then added the ribbon round the papers before adding them to my card base. I also inked the edges of my papers with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink and added decorative corners using a corner punch.

To finish off the card, I pop dotted the “You Are My Sunshine” Sentiment to the
center of my card and added pearl gemstones off to the side.

Quick Quotes Items Used:
Dream Big Paper Collection
Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Sentiments 3x4 Quote Cards

Other Items Used:
Pearl Gemstones – Eyelet Outlet
Corner Chomper – We Are Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
~ Jen
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Monday, July 28, 2014

This is Me with Donna

Hi Donna here today to share with you a layout a did using the all new Dream Big collection. 

This line is just awesome and can be used in so many different types of layouts and projects. Today I did this layout of my 14 year old son.  At this age it is kind of hard to find the right paper because he not a little boy but not quite a man. This paper worked out great!  

I wanted to make the page a little more "industrial" looking so I added some metal objects.  We recently redid the screening in one of our window and had some strips left over, so I used that for a top and bottom border and also rolled some up to make a "manly" looking flower. Using the Quick Quotes Powderpuff Coal Miner Chalk Ink around the borders of the paper gives some great highlights to those papers and makes them stand out.

I found all types of items in my stash, gears, pins, cogs, Erector Set piece, a domino, heart, arrow and some tags and Bingo cards. So go crazy, mix and match items to make a fun border, and get rid of some your stash!

It will give you a good excuse and go out and buy some more Quick Quotes items!

Products Used:
*NEW* Quick Quotes Dream Big
*NEW* Quick Quotes Sheer Joy Strips
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalk Ink - Coal Miner
Teresa Collins Memorabilia
Other:  Misc. embellishments from stash
Title - Me and My Big Ideas

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes today!
~ Donna
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Shell Seekers with Dana!

Hi Quick Quotes fans! Dana here today sharing a beach themed layout that I created by mixing the Dream Big, Calypso and Baggage Claim collections.

I recently vacationed at our family lake house and my girls had a blast collecting shells along the beach. I combined patterned papers in a soothing color palette to complement the photo that I took of the last shell hunt during our trip.

I cut a small vellum sentiment from the Sentiments Quote Bundle to layer over my photo. I made a small embellishment cluster of flowers and circles that I cut from patterned papers and beach themed chipboard die-cuts that I had leftover from a past Club Q Kit.

I lightly distressed the edges of each patterned paper with my scissors and Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I cut the gorgeous blue flowers from the Calypso 200 Patterned Paper,  highlighted the centers with liquid pearls.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Dream Big 100
Dream Big 200
Dream Big 300
Dream Big 400
Calypso 200
Baggage Claim Chipboard Die Cuts
Sentiments Quote Bundle
Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Lemonade PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Maraschino Cherry PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Orange Slice PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Trio of Cards with Cathy

Hi Quick Quotes fans, Cathy hosting the blog today!
I have a trio of cards made with Quick Quote's Baggage Claim Collection. I used the Baggage Claim 100 for all three of my cards and a grey card base. When making a set of cards, I find it easier if I use the same basic design for the set. Then I just change up the embellishments, it makes for a simple and quick process.

There are so many great pieces in the Baggage Claim collection, it's full of gorgeous colors and patterns.
Always take the Scenic Route

Journey of the Heart

The Road Less Traveled

All very similar, but they went together quickly and they make for a nice set of cards for gift giving!

Thanks for joining us today at Quick Quotes!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mixing it Up with Barb!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Barb here to host the blog today!

One of my family's favorite activities is to go to baseball games! We love the atmosphere and excitement of being at the ball diamond! I have found that lately I have been using one photo on my layouts and adding a lot of "extras". So for this layout, I challenged myself to use three photos!

One of my all time favorite lines from Quick Quotes is the Baggage Claim line. I realize that this line is geared toward travel photos but I LOVE the red, blue and khaki colors in it and the patterns are so fun! It really can be used for any photos!

The black strip with the writing was cut from a sheet from the Calypso line! I love the way I can mix and match the different lines within Quick Quotes!

The "Be Grateful" banner is cut from the same sheet of Calypso… love it! And the striped paper is from another line, Sheer Joy! I used Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink to color the stars.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Baggage Claim 400, 700, 800
Patterned Paper: Calypso 500
Patterned Paper: Sheer Joy
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Midnight Confessions

Other Products Used:
Washi Tape: Queen & Company
Wood Veneer Stars: Studio Calico

Thanks for stopping by today!
~ Barb
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July Club Q with Rhonda

Happy Tuesday to you!  Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

My project today features pieces from the July Club Q along with a few items from my personal crafting treasures.

I started my page with a few layers, then stenciled the title at an angle using Glossy White Embossing Paste which was heat set to provide the texture. The texture is so much fun!

The July Club Q Kit contains these adorable summer die cut shapes, the sun, the umbrella and the Palm Tree in white card stock.  I added Lemonade PowderPuff Chalk Ink and a touch of Orange Slice on the Sun. The Umbrella was colored with Blue Lagoon.  I added a bit of Stickles to my Palm Tree and to the edge of the umbrella also.

The kit also contains the orange button and the orange ribbon, the perfect finishing touches!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
July Club Q
Calypso Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Blue Lagoon, Orange Slice, Baja Blue

Other Products:
Flair by Recollections
White Glossy Embossing Paste by Dreamweaver
Rectangle Horizon Boutique die by Cheery Lynn Designs
Tab die by MFT
White and Orange Cardstock
Stickles by Ranger
Enamel Dots by Prima and Doodlebug
Washi Tape by BoBunny
Sewing Machine and Thread

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today for a visit!  Have a wonderful day!
~ Rhonda

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Masking with Chalk Inks

Hello and welcome!  Susie hosting the blog today! I am bringing you a fun summer-themed layout featuring several of Quick Quotes' fabulous PowderPuff Chalking Inks.

One of our favorite family summertime activities has always been to hit the amusement parks and more specifically, the roller coasters!  My husband  and sons love the way they climb and turn and twist and drop and go every which way at tremendous speeds and I tried to capture that in this layout:

I was inspired by the name of the Superman roller coaster, "Ride of Steel", to create these textured photo mats by embossing gray paper from the Sheer Joy Collection.  I inked the edges and raised texture with Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I  positioned the photos on top of a paper from the Dream Big line and then pulled out the rest of my PowderPuff Chalking Inks and some arrow stencils - and started to play!!

Designer's Tip:
I used Post It notes to quickly and easily mask off the openings in the stencil that I was not working with at the moment.

I applied Razz-Berry Ink on this arrow stencil:

Next I used a black pen to outline the arrow before I removed the stencil:

I also overlapped some of the arrows just for fun:

I love the way the background paper changed the colors of the inks! 

 I used black dimensional Alphas for the title(s).

I should add that I did not adhere the photos and mats in place until I had finished stenciling the arrows.  It is much easier to work without any obstructions!

Quick Quotes Products:
Sheer Joy
Dream Big 400
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Orange Slice, Green with Envy, Razz-Berry, Lemonade, Limeade, Blue Hawaiian, Red Hot, Feather Gray
Other Products: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities, The Crafters Workshop Stencils, Thickers, Black Pen
Thanks for stopping by the Quick Quotes blog and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Sweet Moments with Dana

Hi Quick Quotes fans!

I hope you are all enjoying Summer! Dana here today sharing a layout I put together with some of my favorite Quick Quotes supplies to celebrate a warm weather pastime that our family tries to do at least once a year -- strawberry picking!

I mixed patterned papers from the Beautiful Life and Baggage Claim collections for this layout. I also incorporated a citrus slice from the May 2013 Club Q Mini Album Kit. The green and yellow color of this embellishment gave me a great pop of color and added interest to my design.

I used a vellum sentiment from the Sentiments Quote Bundle as the title for this page.

Designer Tip: Use embellishments from your stash as templates to create coordinating embellishments to match your projects.

I wanted to add a larger embellishment to this page but didn't have anything on hand that matched with my photos or paper. To solve this problem I used a paper bow from my stash as a template to create a bow to coordinate with my page.

Making the bow got me in the mood to create more handmade decorations for my layout. I used large adhesive circles, fabric and felt to make strawberries.

To make my page a little more fun, I finished with some doodling. I think the black lines and white polka dots help to convey the fun that goes along with a trip to the strawberry patch.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Beautiful Life 100
Beautiful Life 200
Baggage Claim 200
Baggage Claim 300
Baggage Claim 800
Sentiments Quote Bundle
Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Red Hot PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Creative Process with Donna

Hi, Donna here today with the new line from Quick Quotes called Sheer Joy.

It was a joy to work with this paper line. I love the beach and Sheer Joy is just perfect not only for beach layouts, but for all your summer layouts. I also want to share with you a couple of techniques I used, but here is my beachy layout.

When I first saw this piece of cardstock, I knew I had to cut it apart into strips and distress the edges. 

However, after doing that I still wasn't satisfied, so in inked them with new Caribbean Blue Powderpuff ink. Still wasn't happy (hey, I am hard to please, lol) so I misted it with water and crumbled all the strips together in a ball. 

I had done this before with flowers but never with strips of paper. To my surprise the strips turned out super cool, because of the ink and the water some of the ink got into the creases of paper.

Ok, so I still wasn't happy so I sprayed some Radiant Rain mist on them and after I glued them to my sheet of paper - this is how it looked.

I also like to experiment with other materials on my pages. On this layout I used a cloth bath scrungee I got at Target like for a dollar. After inking it with Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalk Ink I cut it to make a border and a background for the quote. I also added some tiny seashells I had leftover from a project last year. 

The beach fence is actually pieces from a wicker basket that was falling apart. I inked them with the Mocha Mama ink and then because I thought they looked too round, I took a small hammer to flatten them which also helped in making them look old and distressed. Then I just took some string and tied them all together. So get creative and just look around your house and see what you  can re-purpose in your creations!

Products Used:
Quick Quotes Sheer Joy Collection
K and Co Chipboard pieces
Radiant Rain
Bath Scrungee

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes and I hope you are having a great summer!
~ Donna
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today and Every Day with Cathy

Hi! So glad you stopped by the Quick Quotes Blog today. It's Cathy and I have a summer layout to share with you featuring Quick Quotes "Just Because" collection. This collection is so fun with the flowers and the rays. It just reminds me so much of summer time and I love the trendy ray paper that I used for the background.

I cut the the "Today" page mat with my Silhouette Cameo and placed it on the ray paper and then outlined it in black. All of the edges of my die cuts and layers were inked with Creamy Cocoa Powder Puff Ink.

Today and Every Day you steal my heart. This is my sweet little Stella and it's true that everyday she steals my heart. Pets are such a blessing.

I layered some vellum and a die cut from the Just Because collection along with a doily under my photo. Then I finished my title using my Cameo again for the ampersand and every day. I added a few fun embellishments just scattered throughout. I often just toss this little bits onto to my page and glue them wherever they may land. Takes all the guess work out of it!

Quick Quotes Ingredients:
Just Because 300
Just Because 500
Just Because Paper Pack
Creamy Cocoa Powder Puff Chalk Ink

Thanks for joining us today at Quick Quotes!
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